| Feb 10, 2011
You want to throw out your stuff, find more stuff, recycle your stuff. Amid all these contradictory impulses, it's Answer Angel to the rescue.
Dear Answer Angel: I have a closet full of clothes in a number of sizes: thinner, heavier, out of style, you...
| Mar 10, 2011
You pick up an article of clothing and the numbers are everywhere: 42, 46, 12, 10. What do they mean? How can a person know what to look with so many different sizes listed on the tags?
"It can be very intimidating trying to wrap your head around the...
| Mar 11, 2011
The confusion over today's sizing seems to be a passionate topic for many readers. Here are some of the comments we received in e-mail and on Facebook in response to our column, "What size are you?"
"I am a 36 in one brand of jeans and 38 and 40 in...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 2:20 PM
For most of us, buying a car — yes, even a used car — is one of the biggest purchases we'll ever make.
Sure, a shiny new vehicle is the dream. But the reality often is a dinged pre-owned ride bought with the hope that it will not turn into...
| Mar 2, 2011
What it is: A German maibock — a style breweries usually trot out for a few months each spring. The heavy malt in a maibock makes it a bit thick and savory for summer heat, but lacking roast or heft, most maibocks are too light during the coldest...
| Mar 19, 2011
That guy Jack, of beanstalk fame? He was small potatoes. If you want real magic from beans, look no further than what has become of the lima bean and dairy empire of Orange County's Segerstrom family. It morphed into the gold of commercial real estate,...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 4:38 PM
By Tod Caviness In the sweet prologue to “Paradise Dogs,” postwar widow Evelyn Winston falls in love on a trip to Florida. On a mission to secure a house, she ends up bagging a husband as well: a homely realtor named Adam Newman. During the...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 4:39 PM
In case you missed this book review of Man Martin’s “Paradise Dogs” on our Orlando Arts Blog. I thought I'd serve it up again here. Does anyone recognize the Orlando restaurant iconic sign image from the cover? By Tod Caviness In the...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 4:37 AM
Andrew Rossi didn't realize that one of the more infamous snippets of video that he used in his documentary, “Page One: Inside the New York Times,” came from Orlando. A live-mike faux pas by Sam Zell, who had just taken over the company,...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 9:32 PM
Billy Bob Thornton's estranged daughter Amanda Brumfield was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the 2008 death of her 1-year-old goddaughter. Billy Bob Thornton reportedly hadn't talked to Amanda Brumfield for "a substantial number of years," his rep...
| Feb 26, 2011
Jamie Oliver presses a "happy cow" veggie burger on me with the fervor of a believer handing out religious pamphlets. He asks me whether I love it, but his smile is pure certainty that I will -- and even love him for making it. He's stepped out from the...